What is a Career Community?
As soon as you activate your Handshake account, choose which Career Communities you want to join. Each community is based around an industry and offers unique content, such as:
- Industry information and resources
- Virtual connections around similar career interests
- Alumni spotlights
- Information about internship and full-time job opportunities
Explore multiple Career Communities and attend events across industries — you’ll develop a great network for future opportunities and learn about the wonderful career paths available to students from the College of Arts and Sciences.
To identify your Career Communities in Handshake, select your account, then "Career Interests" and select the Career Communities you prefer under "Select a number of career communities..."
Participate in our signature programs and events
As you find events on our webiste that interest you, take note of which Career Community icons are displayed. You're welcome to attend all events, but if you're in one of the Career Communities displayed you'll find the event especially helpful. Our signature programs include casual events where you can speak off the record with alumni and employers and discover potential career fields in a laid-back setting. They also include more professional events catered to students who have decided on their career paths and are ready to connect with alumni and employers about opportunities. These events are designed to help you achieve success in your internship and full-time job search.
How to Join a Community:
Education, Non-Profit and Social Services
Education, nonprofit, and social services is a career community focused on serving the public interest through direct work with students, communities large and small, and clients from all ages and walks of life.
Finance, Consulting, Management and Sales
Finance, Consulting, Management, and Sales is a career community focused on careers that provide expertise to maximize profitability or effectiveness and sell resources or goods. Positions will vary widely depending on the type of organization and resource being sold.
Government, International Affairs and Public Policy
Government, International Affairs, and Public Policy is a career community that focuses on governance, national security, Foreign Service, planning, regulation, and administration at the local, state, and federal levels. The positions in this field enforce and determine policy through political systems and institutions, ensuring that fundamental rights are universally guaranteed.
Healthcare and Wellness
Healthcare and wellness is a career community focused on the science of healing and the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease and other physical and mental impairments in humans. It is the largest industry in the United States, employing more than 18 million people.
Journalism, Sports, Entertainment and Production
Journalism, Sports, Entertainment, and Production is a career community that encompasses every facet of the entertainment industry at the local, regional, and national levels. The most common careers in the entertainment cluster can be broken down into production or direction, business or management, and artistic performance.
Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations
Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations is a career community focused on the transferrable skills of written and verbal communication in a variety of different career paths. This includes everything from global, multibillion-dollar businesses that connect manufacturers to consumers and small nonprofits that create and disseminate content specific constituencies or audiences.
Science and Research
Science and Research is a career community focused on planning, management, and research in a variety of scientific and technical environments. Positions in this area may include research and development, laboratory/field work, and sales that focus on improving lives by bringing together technology and sciences.
Technology, Data and Analytics
Technology, Data, and Analytics is a career community focused on the collection of information to solve problems in science, health research, economics, business, engineering, and market research. The industry aims to organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data in order to provide usable information.
Visual, Written and Performing Arts
Visual, Written, and Performing Arts is a career community focused on using various mediums to convey creative expression through visual arts, theatre, dance, and film. Positions in this field spend time developing opportunities to showcase work, building portfolios, studying and rehearsing roles, and collaborating with other arts organizations and individuals.